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Textbooks: Marks of a Second Rate Homeschool Curriculum

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2016

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The typical homeschool mom has been told this: “Beware of online education. Computers are bad!” This is the sales pitch of homeschool curriculum producers that did not see what the Khan Academy would do to education. They do not know how to respond. They have “bet the farm” on Gutenberg, not video-based education. They are […]

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Politically Impotent Professors

Written by Gary North on November 5, 2016

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I read a recent article on university professors. Its findings will cheer you up. MANY of the world’s most talented thinkers may be university professors, but sadly most of them are not shaping today’s public debates or influencing policies. There is nothing sad about this. American campuses have been run by political liberals ever since […]

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Millennial Voters and Public Schools

Written by Gary North on October 29, 2016

You may have seen this video. It’s a variation of Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” segments, except that this is on a college campus. It gets worse. This is from George Mason University, just outside the nation’s Capitol. The tip-off that something is seriously wrong is their failure to identify a stock photo of Ronald Reagan. Some […]

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Historiography and Destiny

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016

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“History is written by the victors.” You probably have read this statement. It’s true as far as it goes. But it misses the point. What is the point? The final victor. Who will be the final victor? This is the issue of eschatology: the doctrine of the last things. Everyone has an eschatology, but most […]

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Training Students to Write Well

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

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I want you to read an essay. It was written for my freshman course in English for the Ron Paul Curriculum. The course assigns autobiographies, mostly written by Americans. The students begin writing weekly essays in grade 4. But the RPC added grades 1-5 only last year. So, this student has had at most three […]

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Augustine: Young-Earth Creationist

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

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Recently, I received an email from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which in my undergraduate years had a far better name: the Intercollegiate Society of Individualists. The new name is squishy. The email contained a link to an article: “Is Christianity Anti-Science?” by John Zmirak. Publication date: September 30, 2016. Mr. Zmirak wants us to believe […]

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